By David Frum, CNN Contributor
Editor's note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002. He is the author of six books, including "Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again," and is the editor of FrumForum.
(CNN) - Immigration is the only issue where a political candidate can totally do the bidding of the K Street lobbyists and still be hailed as compassionate and humane.
At CNN's Republican National Security Debate this past Tuesday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich reconfirmed his longstanding immigration policy:
- A commitment to enhanced border security
- A guest worker program
- Individual hearings for each of 12 million or so illegal aliens, at which those with long ties to the country will gain residency rights
- No citizenship for illegal entries